Supposed Pixel end of life dates

Google have updated one of their support pages to show when the Google Pixel and Pixel XL will stop receiving updates. Their is nothing there though to say that this will happen. It does state that there are “No guaranteed Android version updates after” said dates, so as long as the devices are capable, they will still get updates.

What are the dates then?

Minimum update period

Phone No guaranteed Android version updates after No guaranteed security updates after
Pixel XL

October 2018

October 2019
Pixel

October 2018

October 2019

As you can see, it is 2 years for OS updates and 3 years for Security updates. This falls in line with how long people will have their phone for, however, falls way short of Apple. A lot of people will hand their phone over to another person, so while it will still get security updates after the standard 2 year contract period, I still think they should get OS updates. Call me old fashioned but didn’t Microsoft still update Windows XP for a lot longer than that???

 

Let me know your thoughts below.